java/eclipse and jdk1.6

Greg Lewis glewis at
Tue Feb 26 19:29:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 01:13:04PM +0900, ken wrote:
>   Yea, I am surviving...
>   I am using it and touching it every time I have a problem.  So, it is a turtle walk...
>   About plugins;
>     I know that JBossTools GUI which requires newer version of xulrunner does not work properly.  Also, GUI editor of eclipse may/may not work.  I am not sure if it is updated recently or not, though.
>   I understand that Eclipse schedules to update every spring and fall. And next version for spring will be 3.4 (now it is 3.4M5).  So, we may better settle the port before the new release comes in.  

Unless there are other showstoppers, I would agree that its about time to
move 3.3.1 from eclipse-devel to eclipse.  That will trigger problems with
many of the plugins though, so there is more work here than just moving
a single port over.  What we need is to get people to volunteer to try and
build all plugins to check whether they fail (at least) and then hopefully
update/fix them (or mark them broken if noone is interested in fixing

>   I see that we have emacs (22), emacs21 and emacs-devel in /usr/ports/editors, and I feel that it is suggestiong the way we manage eclipse under /usr/ports/java - current version = eclipse, previous version = eclipseXX, and next version = eclipse-devel.

Implicit in this is that you'd need to maintain multiple versions of some
of the plugins, so you're proposing more than 3 ports here.  The question
this raises for me is whether there are enough people active in ports who
are interested enough in Eclipse that they're prepared to commit to this.
If there aren't I would suggest sticking with the current model.

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